Right-wing: Facebook locks Britain First

The Facebook page of Britain First has more than two million followers. Because racist and anti-Islamic content was circulating there, it is no longer callable.

Right-wing: Facebook locks Britain First

Facebook has banned side of right-wing extremist and anti-Islamic British organization Britain First. "We did not take this lightly," network shared, "but y have repeatedly shared content that is inciting minorities, which disqualifies site from our services." The operators would not have responded to a written warning. The personal pages of chairman Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fringen were also blocked. Both have been in custody since past Wochewegen hate crimes.

Britain First, on its Facebook page, had compared Muslims with animals, among or things. In addition, group regularly published videos of Antimuslim actions re.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, advocated Facebook's decision. Britain First was a "hideous and hateful group whose only goal is to split," he wrote on Twitter. Your "ill intentions" are reprehensible and Facebook's decision to block your content is welcome.

Last year, Britain First also took care of Britain's borders for attention: Fringes had published videos with supposedly criminal and violent Muslims, which in turn had retweeted US president Donald Trump's commentary. The videos later proved to be forgery, and British Prime Minister Theresa May n accused Trump of wrongdoing. The White House defended Trump's approach: president wanted to express with retweets that he was for strong borders and national security, said Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "No matter if it's a real video, threat is real." Twitter had already responded last December and banned feed from Britain First.

Britain First was founded in 2011 by Jim Dowson and or former members of British National Party (BNP) and was temporarily a party. In November 2017, however, she lost party approval. The outreach of organization is mainly due to inflow of social media. Lastly, Facebook page of Britain First had over two million followers. The anti-fascist organization Hope Not Hate assumes that Britain First has second largest site in UK's Politics and society category and twice as many likes as Labour Party had.

Facebook had already blocked pages with right-extreme content several times. In July 2016, among or things, side of Pegida Umbrella Association and Pegida Dresden side were no longer available for about three hours, according to Pegida co-founder Siegfried Däbritz for content reasons.

Updated Date: 16 March 2018, 12:03

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